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Department of dermatology, allergology and venereology

PD. Dr. med. Staffan Vandersee
dermatology, allergology and venereology

About the department

The department of dermatology, allergology and venereology serves the entire spectrum of dermatology from the most modern surgical and laser treatment methods to classic therapy methods and dermatological emergency care. Seven specialists and six assistant doctors work in the department. The number of beds is 20 (5 of which are in the day clinic). Furthermore, several special laboratories are attached to our department to ensure a rapid, comprehensive, and reliable diagnosis of allergic, environmental, or pathogen-related diseases. In addition to inpatient treatment, ​​​​pre-and aftercare is provided in the newly designed outpatient wing with an attached spacious operating area, a separate proctological treatment room, and a modern light treatment unit. This enables radiation therapies (UVA, UVB, SUP, UVB 311nm) and balneotherapies (bath PUVA therapy) at a high-quality level. Specialists also cooperate with external partners, for example, in radiation therapy with Helios Hospital Berlin-Buch or in early tumour detection, treatment, and aftercare with the skin tumour centre of University Hospital Charite Berlin. 

Special care priorities of the department include allergology, diagnosis and therapy of all forms of skin cancer, plastic reconstructive treatment of skin tumours, and tropical dermatology. To do justice to the wide range of dermatological diseases and to be able to provide patients with the best possible care, the treatment areas are set around allergology, dermatological oncology, operative dermatology, andrology phlebology, mycology, proctology, and tropical medicine.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Inpatient medical care:

  • Chronic inflammatory skin diseases, e.g. neurodermatitis, psoriasis, etc.
  • Skin tumour diseases: immunotherapy and chemotherapy for malignant (cancerous) melanoma and lymphoma
  • Skin diseases caused by pathogens, e.g. erysipelas, shingles (herpes zoster) and fungal infections
  • Autoimmune diseases, e.g. blistering skin diseases
  • Insect venom hyposensitization (bee, wasp)
  • Provocation testing to clarify drug and food allergies and chronic recurrent urticaria
  • Plastic reconstructive treatment of skin tumours of greater extent and in problem areas (e.g. head)
  • Radical surgical treatment of skin tumours and, if necessary, removal of the sentinel lymph node
  • Stage-appropriate surgical treatment of chronic leg ulcers (so-called open legs) and varicose veins
  • Surgical removal of sweat glands (suction curettage) for excessive sweating (axillary hyperhidrosis)
  • Surgical treatment of coccyx fistulas (sinus pilonidalis) up to acne inversa

Ambulatory medical care:

  • Acne and acne-like skin conditions
  • Pathogen-related skin diseases
  • Skin cancer early detection, therapy and aftercare
  • Rashes, eczema diseases
  • Chronic inflammatory skin diseases such as psoriasis (psoriasis) and neurodermatitis (atopic eczema)
  • Itching and itchy skin lesions
  • Sexually transmitted infections (urethritis diagnostics)
  • All forms of hair diseases (e.g. hereditary or circular hair loss)
  • Nail diseases, including surgical care
  • Clarification of male infertility in the case of a desire to have children
  • Diagnosis and therapy of varicose veins

Other treatment options:

  • Travel medicine and vaccination advice
  • Yellow Fever Vaccination Center
  • Outpatient or inpatient training for chronic skin diseases, such as neurodermatitis and psoriasis in children and adults
  • Assessment and second opinion expertise
  • Light therapy and balneophototherapy
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